Incident Summary:

05/26/2016: Two assailants stabbed and injured an off-duty soldier in Saint Julien du Poy, Occitanie, France. The assailants claimed responsibility and stated that the attack was carried out in retaliation for France's involvement in Syria against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:


Saint Julien du Poy

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity French Army
Specific Description Sergeant
Nationality of Target France
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
A knife was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jihadi-inspired extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"French soldier stabbed by two men in 'revenge attack over Syria'," International Business Times UK, May 27, 2016.
"Soldier In France Stabbed Over Syria - Reports," Sky News, May 27, 2016.
"French soldier knifed by men 'angry over Syria bombings'," The Local France, May 27, 2016.